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Every day, Kiva connects thousands of people to borrowers and partner institutions around the world, working together to create opportunity and alleviate poverty. It only takes $25 to get started.
CerealsPhilippinesVivian is a hardworking entrepreneur who has a buy-and-sell rice business in the Philippines. She is borrowing PHP 20,000 through NWTF to purchase additional sacks of rice ...Read their story >
Personal Housing ExpensesEl SalvadorAlba is 36 years old and lives in her own house along with her husband and their two daughters who are 16 and 6 years old. Alba is an entrepreneurial woman who is dedicated...Read their story >
Charcoal SalesKenyaJeremiah is 37 years old, from Naivasha, and he is married. They have three children who are aged between 12 and 2 years old. Jeremiah has a charcoal business that he ha...Read their story >
Construction SuppliesPakistanDanish is a very hardworking and active borrower of BRAC Pakistan. He lives in Karachi, Pakistan with his family. His wife is a responsible housewife and all of his childre...Read their story >
RestaurantKenyaRaphael is a 43-year-old married man. He has five children with ages ranging from 2 to 17 years old. He describes himself to be honest, focused and God fearing. He operates...Read their story >
Kiva lenders, like Julie, combat poverty daily by making small loans to borrowers around the world. We believe in fair access to affordable capital for people to improve their own lives.
Often only a relatively small amount of money stands in the way of Kiva borrowers and their dreams. Whether it’s a Kenyan farmer who needs $500 in order to double her grain production, or a young Bolivian woman who lacks the $1,500 tuition for nursing school, Kiva lenders provide a hand up to these and countless other borrowers.
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